Writing is cool.

Writing is cool.

Saturday Show Podcast #14 Topics:

– Theme and message in stories, including “The Bath” and “A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver and the movie “Sideways.”
– The evolution of Raymond Carver’s writing style, as evidenced by the differences in the 2 stories mentioned above.
– Vonnegut-esque character descriptions.
– The effect on the reader of imitating Hemingway’s style, to the point of harming your narrative flow and structure.
– The Dirty Realism school of writing.
– The redemption/metamorphasis of the character Miles in “Sideways” and how that contrasts to the lack of change in Jack.

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos lives in Austin, Texas. Hiding from the ever-present Texas sun because of a well-founded fear of skin cancer, he writes short stories and novels that have been praised by some readers, while others have been, like, "Meh." He also produces free audiobooks of public domain works on his YouTube channel. You can subscribe to that here: http://youtube.com/brooklynfrank